The follower plate system can be used to pump highly viscous substances.
The follower plate system can be used to pump highly viscous substances.

Lutz has developed a drum emptying system with follower plate which allows very gentle pumping of pastes and non-flowable substances in the food, pharmaceutical and industrial sectors.

The follower plate system can be used to pump highly viscous substances which do not flow easily, such as mascara, ice cream, tomato paste, infant food and fats.

The manual, variable control of the FDA-compliant hydraulics gently deposits the follower plate on the medium. The conveying speed is infinitely variable and the containers are emptied almost pulsation-free. Sealing lips made of EPDM adapt to the container and an integrated sensor ensures that the pump is protected against dry running.

Depending on the pump size and the drive motors that can be combined with it, flow rates of up to 120 l/min can be achieved. The range of drive options extends from standard three-phase motors with frequency converter to compressed air motors and gear motors.

When retracted, the total height of the system is 2.12 m. The system can also be used without the follower plate as mobile lifting stand together with the pump.